Aladdin/Hamilton's James Monroe Iglehart to Write Spider-Man For Marvel Comics

James Monroe Iglehart won a Tony Award for his performance as the Genie in the original Broadway production of Aladdin. He also took on the role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway company of Hamilton in April 2017. You may have also seen him pop up in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Coriolanus Burt.

Now, he is writing Spider-Man for Marvel Comics. There are lots of ways to break into comics, but being cast in Hamilton is clearly the latest.

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His first story will appear in Marvel Comics Presents #3, drawn by Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur artist Ray-Anthony Height. The comic features the continuing Wolverine story by Charles Soule and Paulo Siqueira, a Captain America story written by March writer Andrew Aydin drawn by Daniel Acuna.

Here's the new solicitation. The comic will be published at the end of March. Expect to watch Spider-Man engagin' em, escapin' em, and enragin' em….

(W) Charles Soule, Andrew Aydin, More (A) Paulo Siqueira, Daniel Acuna, More (CA) Arthur Adams
"THE VIGIL" featuring Wolverine continues with part 3 in this ongoing series! Three tales with echoes of the decade that began the Heroic Age-the swingin' 1960s! First up, Wolverine continues his vigil, bringing him to the worst places on Earth. Then, the co-writer of the award-winning March trilogy, Andrew Aydin, pens a tale of Captain America during the Civil Rights movement. Finally, an all-new story of Marvel's most famous son of the '60s — Spider-Man! Brought to you by Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (Hamilton, Aladdin on Broadway) and Ray-Anthony Height (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur)!
Rated T+In Shops: Mar 27, 2019
Final Orders Due: Mar 04, 2019
SRP: $4.99

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